Firms Reminded of the Importance of Maintaining Switch Gear
England 16/12/2012- Health and safety regulations require firms to pay special attention to potentially
dangerous equipment including switchgear
MV switch gear services from Slaters is a service for which there is an almost constant demand.
Slaters Electricals have been in business as an independent business for over 65 years. Clearly,
something that would not have been possible if there was not ongoing demand for their services.
Over that time, they have seen many changes and have had to adapt their business accordingly. By
far the biggest changes have arisen from health and safety regulations.
There are three main sets of regulations that impact on the type of switchgear that can installed and
used in the UK. They are The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, the Management of Health and
Safety at Work Regulations 1999 and the Electricity at Work Regulations 1989.
Switchgear is very reliable and extremely safe. However, things occasionally go wrong and accidents
involving switchgear are usually serious. They cause extensive damage and the risk of serious injury
is high. Therefore, the maintenance and management of switch gear is not something firms can afford
to get wrong.
MV switch gear services from Slaters
Some large firms can afford to employ their own engineers. However, the majority of the firms in the
UK that have switchgear on their sites are too small to maintain a team of electrical engineers. For
them firms like Slaters Electricals are essential. They provide them with the support they need to
maintain their existing switchgear in a safe condition. This includes the ability to upgrade their network
using re-conditioned parts. For firms this is particularly welcome, keeping control of costs is difficult
and the chance to buy re-conditioned switchgear and have it expertly installed is very welcome.
Slater's Electricals provide both HV and MV switchgear services. They also have the expertise to re-
engineer existing switch gear. Importantly they can provide training for firms to teach them how to run
their existing equipment safely and more efficiently. Importantly they also provide a much needed
Slaters Electricals Ltd
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